Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional & bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed as a special to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar in 1805. However, production of the bottled version and, occasionally, the cask has continued.
This premium bottle-conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using our own Cornish Gold malt. Locally grown barley is traditionally malted using a special kilning process which develops a deeper intensity of colour and flavour than ordinary barley malt. Blended with both Styrian Golding and Cascade hops, the result is a deep bronze ale with a delicious rich biscuit flavour and a wonderful spicy aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (283) - - MAR 21, 2012
(50 cl bottle) Copper colour, slightly hazy, with a light brown, rocky head. Aroma is very spicy and hop-influenced (herbs, pines, a bit of grapefruit), but also with a strong malty base full of character, biscuity, toasted, nutty, woody. Taste is medium bitter, and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation, pleasant texture. Great aftertaste, long finish. Stands out compared to other bottled bitters I have had, probably because it is bottle conditioned (and generously hopped). What a difference! Des not seem super-fancy, but very well-crafted and - most important - absolutely delicious!

ozzatoadisback (208) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2017
Dark amber/light brown, slightest hazy, with a couple of fingers of the slightest off-white head. Decent retention and lacing. Fairly lively aroma is biscuity, slight caramel, slight leafy and delicately fruity, maybe with a hint of spiciness. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, overall in perfect balance. Biscuity malts and slight caramel, slight earthy/leafy/tea-like note, delicate citric and raisiny fruitiness. Overall not as vivid as the aroma suggested. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, goes down easy and smooth. Overall ok and true too style, not at all remarkable.

kraddel (8905) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2017
Pours darker ambercopper. Small to no white head. Smell is bit dusty. Taste is full, bitter, caramel, crunchy maltyness. refined complexity, and rather well balanced. lacks some intensity, even in the style. bit dry back. no lasting aftertaste, appart from some aromatic / caramelly features.

fombe89 (4039) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2017
Botella. @Hipercor, Oviedo 16/09/2017
Color ambarino corona de espuma blanca, aromas a caramelo toffe, sabor caramelo, cuerpo medio.

DraftDodger (1709) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2017
Copenhagen 12/9 2017. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Part of an St. Austell gift box. Drawing of Lord Nelson using an beer bottle as binoculars on the label. Pours clear amber with small white head. Settles as flimsy layer of thin foam. No lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Caramel, hints of plum, light roasted malts and light bitter notes. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by strong bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter and finish dry. Somewhat generic but solid Bitter with a nice dry bitter edge.

MarcinG (1009) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Ciemny,bursztynowy kolor. Piana srednia,lekko brudzona,ladnie utrzymuje sie w szkle. Duzo tutaj karmelu ,ciastek,suszonych owocow,rodzynek. Wysycenie male.

Luneylane (242) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUN 12, 2017
A bottle from the Beer Cellar, Truro, drunk here in Taipei. Aroma: raisins, biscuit. Appearance: clear, oxtail soup, minimal head. Palate: light-bodied and sticky, soft carbonation, long complex finish. Taste: bitter and sweet, finely balanced; well-crafted beer.

kaserov (993) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 5, 2017
Color ámbar tirando a marrón, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de dos dedos de grosor (poca retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa. Aroma a cereal, caramelo y un mínimo toque de lúpulo. En boca, lo mismo, con buen balance entre dulzor, acidez y amargor, pero sin dejar impresión alguna. Se bebe, se medio disfruta y rápidamente se olvida.

JuanCC (149) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en un bonito color ámbar-miel bastante transparente. La espuma color crema es abundante y de burbuja media y pequeña. Persistencia media y notable adherencia. Buena carbonatación. El nariz es de intensidad media-baja, aunque quizá sea debido a una temperatura de servicio más baja de lo ideal en esta cerveza. Suaves notas de ciruelas pasas y aún más suaves de lúpulo. Entre las notas dulces destaca el caramelo. Complejidad media-baja. De entre los gustos básicos, salen el salado, el dulce y el amargo a la par de manera muy equilibrada. La persistencia en boca es media y conforme evoluciona, el punto amargo va abriéndose paso manteniéndose siempre en niveles suaves, incluso elegantes. De cuerpo ligero y textura claramente frizante, resulta muy muy refrescante. El nivel bajo de alcohol (5% ABV), el punto amargo suave que comentaba antes y el final seco la convierten en una bebida de trago largo que invita a beber un sorbo tras otro. En el debe, no obstante, debemos anotar que es una cerveza que no deja una gran impresión en la boca, no la llena realmente. Una cerveza muy agradable de beber y apta para todos los públicos, incluyendo los recién estrenados en el mundo de la cerveza artesana. Para repetir en un día de calor.

josanguapo (1932) - SPAIN - FEB 23, 2017
From Hipercor. In Ikea’s pint glass. After dinner. Caramel with spicy notes and a strongly grassy hoppy finish. Nice effervescence, zesty and refreshing. Drinks very well, totally sessionable

AnG_BrgNor (810) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Sweet malt aroma with some grass. Taste is more grass and sweet malt. Some fruity notes together with some yeast. I like them more bitter, this is more on the sweet side.

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